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‘Perversion files': Scout officials hid abuse allegations

By Nigel Duara PORTLAND, Ore. — An array of local authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and town Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others who allegedly molested children, according to a newly opened trove of confidential files compiled from 1959 to 1985. At the time, those authorities justified their actions […]

October 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Average debt up again for new college grads

By Justin Pope, AP education writer It’s the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it’s another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 — up about 5 percent from the class […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Punchless Giants drop Game 3

ST. LOUIS — The San Francisco Giants had every opportunity to grab control of the NL championship series Wednesday. The NL West champions had nine hits and five walks but stranded 11 runners during a 3-1 loss to St. Louis that gave the Cardinals a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Cardinals were as […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Housing construction jumps to 4-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started construction on homes in September at the fastest rate since July 2008, a further indication that the housing recovery is strengthening and could help the economy grow. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that builders broke ground on single-family homes and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 872,000 […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Brown pushes college students to support tax hike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing a high-risk election next month, Gov. Jerry Brown began campaigning publicly Tuesday to win support for a proposed tax increase that he promises will invigorate California universities long trapped in cycles of cutbacks and tuition increases. Appearing at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Democratic governor said he recognized […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Verlander helps Tigers go up 3-0 on Yankees

DETROIT — Justin Verlander and Detroit’s stellar starters are one win from the World Series. Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees, 2-1, on Tuesday for a 3-0 lead in the AL championship series. Phil Coke gave up consecutive singles with two outs […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bouquets to save: flowers made of recycled stuff

By Sarah Wolfe Glynis Abapo knew just what she wanted her dream wedding cake to be: simple. Three or four tiers. A rich, white confection with white peonies and peony petals cascading down the middle. The problem? The handmade sugar flowers cost a fortune. Abapo found her answer in plastic flowers — specifically, the quirky […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yankees lose Game 1 and Jeter

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees lost the AL championship series opener and their captain when Derek Jeter broke his left ankle moments after Detroit’s Delmon Young doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, giving the Tigers a bizarre, 6-4, win on Saturday. In a game of wild swings and wild swings […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

22 saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their boat hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and began sinking Friday night, officials said. The 45-foot Neptune hit the shoal around 8:42 p.m. and started […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Online voter registration proves popular

By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO (AP) — A new law allowing Californians to register to vote online appears to be having its intended effect, attracting more than 400,000 users in its first three weeks. That may not be good news for Republicans. Nearly a third of online registrants were younger than 26 and were 2 1/2 […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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